Electronic Arts, makers of the EA SPORTS PGA TOUR video gaming franchise, has partnered with Augusta National Golf Club to develop EA SPORTS PGA TOUR: Road to the Masters.
The Masters made its first-ever virtual appearance with EA SPORTS in 2011, and its return to video games has been highly requested by golf fans.
Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, unveiled the new cover of EA SPORTS PGA TOUR during his annual press conference ahead of the 2021 Masters Tournament.
In addition to being the home of the Masters, EA SPORTS PGA TOUR is the only video game where fans can compete at all four of golf’s major championships: the Masters, PGA Championship, US Open and The Open Championship.
Golf fans can also compete virtually at THE PLAYERS Championship and the FedExCup Playoffs, and strive to complete a career grand slam, while experiencing the unique atmosphere and venues of each tournament. More information about each major championship will be revealed this summer.
“We’re honored to partner with Augusta National, home of the Masters Tournament, to feature the course and its traditions exclusively in EA SPORTS PGA TOUR,” said Cam Weber, EVP and GM at EA SPORTS. “EA SPORTS is committed to growing the love of sports for everyone, and through our partnerships with the PGA TOUR, Augusta National and the other majors, we will bring new and longtime fans closer to the biggest events in golf than ever before.”
In close collaboration with Augusta National, EA SPORTS has worked meticulously to capture the course and traditions of the Masters. It has employed aerial scanning technology to collect millions of data points, previously inaccessible in golf games, to recreate the unique typography and atmosphere of Augusta National.
EA SPORTS PGA TOUR is being developed in Orlando and Madrid by EA Tiburon with a launch date to be announced in the coming months.